Brick Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting, Threatening Boy

27-year-old accused of sexually assaulting boy over three-year period in Mount Arlington

A Brick man is accused of sexually assaulting and threatening to kill a now-10-year-old boy while the two lived together for three years in Mount Arlington, Morris County, according to an arrest affidavit.

Joel C. Adams, 27, was charged Tuesday with first-degree aggravated sexual assault, second-degree endangering the welfare of a child, second-degree sexual assault and third-degree making terroristic threats.

According to an arrest affidavit on file with the Morris County court, Mount Arlington police were notified of the alleged incidents on Oct. 3.

The alleged victim was interviewed the next day and told authorities Adams threatened to kill him and his "loved ones" if he told anyone about the alleged assaults, the affidavit said.

The alleged sexual contact and sexual assaults occurred while Adams and the boy lived together in Mount Arlington between December 2004 and June 2007, according to the affidavit.

Adams had legal duty to care for the child during that time, according to the affidavit.

Morris County Prosecutor Robert A. Bianchi said the arrest is the result of a joint investigation between the Morris County Prosecutor's Office Sex Crimes Unit and the Mount Arlington Police Department.

Adams is being held at the Morris County Correctional Facility in lieu of $150,000 cash bail with no 10 percent option.

Judge Stuart Minkowitz ordered Adams not have any contact with the victim or the boy's family and no contact with any children under 16 years old, Bianchi said.

Adams is scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 24.

Not So Dumb October 18, 2012 at 01:52 PM
Why waste time and money on a jail cell for this BASTARD. Let's just string him up on the 3rd Wed. of the month at noon and make it a pay for view event for all to watch.
WMS826 October 18, 2012 at 01:55 PM
Send him to misfit island after prison since he will do it again.
none of yobusiness October 18, 2012 at 09:46 PM
Just let the other prisoners know what he did and leave them unsupervised for a little while. That should take care of it.
brick2mom October 19, 2012 at 12:09 AM
bet thats his lawyer,, ,this sicko is afraid of showing his face
Jerry Belle October 19, 2012 at 01:23 AM
lol.... I like Brick Patch, but the photos need some identifying information below them sometimes...


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